Environment, Energy and Natural Resources

About the Animal Welfare Committee of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

The Animal Welfare Committee provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and study law pertaining to animal law. Topics of interest include:

  • Conditions for farm animals
  • Access rights of people with disabilities and their service animals
  • Animals used in experiments
  • Veterinary medical malpractice
  • Estate planning for companion animals
  • Animal control and enforcement
  • Animal fighting and cruelty
  • Keeping of exotic animals
  • Dog and cat overpopulation

The committee also:

  • Monitors legislation relating to animals
  • Publishes informational brochures on legal issues pertaining to animals
  • Holds seminars and lectures on various animal law issues

Join the committee